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East Bay Stand Down wraps up its 4-day event as homeless veterans head back to where they were

Original post made on Sep 17, 2012

Hundreds of Bay Area homeless veterans are back to wherever they were a week ago after four days of special care during the East Bay Stand Down at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, September 15, 2012, 8:58 AM

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Posted by Informed
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 17, 2012 at 11:58 am

Great job of serving Veterens that have fallen on hard times. Cudos to the people at the Fairgrounds for helping to sponsor this important event!

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Posted by Mr. Mittens
a resident of another community
on Sep 18, 2012 at 8:13 am

What so worries me greatly about these homeless vets is that so many of them, for whatever reasons, may end up on the govt dole at taxpayer expense. Then to add bad to worse, they'll support Obama because they'll be part of the nontaxpaying 47-48 percent. This isn't the kind of America I want to live in.

Vote Mitt --- He isn't brown but could have been.

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Posted by Chemist
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 18, 2012 at 8:40 am

Mr. Mittens,
Don't you have anything better to do than to pretend that you are voting for Mitt after feigning idiocy. Most of the people voting for Mitt have no problem with our government taking care of homeless vets or anyone else who is or has been a contributing member of our society. We do have a problem with government taking from us to care for the investors in Solyndra, to bail out Warren Buffet's companies, to initiate lawsuits against anyone who actually attempts to enforce the laws of the United States, and to subsidize the governments of countries that storm our embassies and burn our flag.

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Posted by Mr. Mittens
a resident of another community
on Sep 18, 2012 at 9:19 am

Chemist, how delightful. My youngest boy had a chemistry set and played with it a lot. He liked making Kitty Gas which stunk up the entirety of our four basements.

Yes, in addition to the 47% who don't pay federal income tax and hence deserve entitlements -- elderly, infirm, poor kids, unemployed, combat soldiers -- we need to expand to incude Solyndra investors, Warren Buffet and his employees, and those who resist rounding up Mexicans (I might have been one of thse) and making them self deport themselves. Now we're up to 50%. Then we have to include the union thugs and government workers -- often one and the same. That puts the tally at 57% or so. No wonder why I can't get elected! It's not me! It's the citizenry!

Vote Mitt -- A man who wears compassion for others on his sleeve. And being a man of the people, he'll always ask you: Do you think Ann is getting stale?

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Posted by Tango
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Sep 18, 2012 at 9:40 am

It was such an honer to volunteer at the Stand Down. A group I work with brought in horses for the vets to ride. You should have seen the smiles on their faces. We also had big smiles. Some of the 50 or so vets we had ride, some had never ridden a horse. Other Vets rode and said it reminded them of their childhood. We all tried to thank as many vets that we could for their service.

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Posted by Pete Halver
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 18, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Having just finished the Stand Down and coordinating all the meals served along with Bob Johnson and Dave Ham I can say that serving our Vets is a prevlage that everyone should try. These men and women gave od themselves to their country and should be looked on with dignity. I for one salute each and everyone who has or is serving. These Vets gave and when in some small way we give back then God Bless us all.
We were able to provide over 6800 meals this year, thanks to the generiousity on many people and organization. So in 2014 think about how you can help and until then remember that many of the homeless Vets served to keep our homes safe ans the country strong. God Bless them all SjsXm

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Posted by Mr. Mittens
a resident of Dublin
on Sep 18, 2012 at 1:25 pm

I'd like to do whatever I can to reduce the numbers people dependent upon government assistance. The less people dependant on the government, the less who'll vote Democrat, and the more votes for my party! These government dependents will appreciate the pro-business, pro-job agenda I propose that will raise the standard of living of more Americans, and reduce the percentage of government dependence.

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Posted by Jim Magillicutty
a resident of Canyon Meadows
on Sep 18, 2012 at 6:25 pm


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Posted by Mr. Mittens
a resident of another community
on Sep 18, 2012 at 7:49 pm

By golly, I forgot to mention that the more poor people I can get to pay more taxes, the longer me and others like me will get to pay no taxes at all. What kind of a deal is THAT, eh?

Vote Mitt -- He realizes that poor people would like to pay more taxes. Call this tightening the loopholes so shamelessly taken advantage of by low income folks in this great country that allows me to use get govt entitlements for my thoroughbreds. And Ann will appreciate it, dependent on whether she gets stale or not.

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Posted by Tigerwoods jr
a resident of Castlewood
on Oct 11, 2012 at 12:49 pm


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Posted by Silver Rivers
a resident of another community
on Aug 26, 2014 at 10:28 am


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